Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships Programme at KU Leuven Belgium 2022-23

Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships Programme at KU Leuven Belgium 2022-23

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Scholarship Description:

KU Leuven is pleased to announce to exceptional scholars from institutions in the Global South to apply for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships 2022/23 aimed at supporting the ideal candidate to conduct 4 years of PhD research.

The scholarships are offered to excellent proposals that deal with a development-relevant research topic, preferably linked to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.


KU Leuven

Degree Level:

Postgraduate (PhD)

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • 100% of net salary of an assistant (approx.. 2199 euro/month)
  • Four return tickets in economy class.
  • Belgian social security coverage
  • Health, professional and accident insurance
  • Supervision allowance


International Students.

Eligibility Criteria:

For consideration for the Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships, applicants to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must citizens of one of the countries included in the list.
  • The candidate’s latest master’s degree must have awarded no more than ten years prior to 1 October 2022.
  • Research project must be of excellent academic quality, with a special focus on the development relevance of the proposal.
  • The research project must have a clear time frame indicating how the research periods at KU Leuven and at the home institution will alternate.
  • The candidate to formally affiliated to a university in the home country.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships 2022 are to follow the 2-step application procedures. First the candidate should obtain admission to a doctoral or predoctoral programme. Secondly, once this admission has obtained, the candidate can apply for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarship.

Applications are submitted using a digital application form.

Required Documents:

  • The candidate’s CV, utilising the Europass format
  • The candidate’s bibliography, utilising this form
  • The local co-promoter’s CV
  • The research proposal (6 pages at the most)
  • Motivation Letter
  • Two recommendation letters by external, relevant referees.

Scholarship Deadline:

29 April 2022

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